The state government on Wednesday decided to continue the controversial cloud seeding operations for another five years. Tenders have been called to select the company which will conduct the operations. A top official said that there was actually no scientific reason for continuing the programme but added that there was

ISRO will set up 1,000 automatic weather stations (AWS) across the country within the next six months as part of its effort to collect region-specific data on weather and make need-based meteorological services available for civilian purposes. AWS is a meteorological equipment with sensors to measure rainfall, humidity, wind speed, atmospheric temperature and direction of wind. The data collected would be sent to specially-equipped centres via satellite for processing. The stations will generate data on an hourly basis.

Times of India, Jaipur When it rains, it pours. This came true for Rajasthan, which received heavy rain in several districts on Tuesday. Alwar, Bharatpur, Dholpur, Jaipur, Sikar and Jhunjhunu received heavy rain on Tuesday. Four children, aged between 10 and 13 years, drowned in a pond at Amrapura village in Alwar district. The children had gone swimming and were unprepared for the increased water level following heavy rain since Monday night.

With the onset of monsoon in northern Madhya Pradesh, heavy rains lashed Gwalior division and other parts of the state. Although monsoon arrived in the state on time, good rainfall has so far been elusive with most parts receiving light rainfall. A regional meteorological department spokesperson said an upper air cycer built over northwestern Madhya Pradesh was causing rainfall. A cycer built over the Bay of Bengal was developing into a low pressure area following which good rainfall was expected.

For the first time in 108 years, the monsoon has arrived in Delhi this early. Continuing its swift onward march, it covered Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab and some more parts of Rajasthan and Haryana today. So does this premature onset hold some indications for the rest of the monsoon season? 25 die in Itanagar landslides, thousands stranded in AssamMonsoon misses Kerala date but it's

Tourists brave heavy downpour as monsoon arrives in Delhi on Sunday. NEW DELHI: It's official. The monsoon has hit the Capital and that too a fortnight ahead of its scheduled normal date of June 29, breaking a 108-year-old record. Delhiites woke up to cloudy weather on Sunday morning and soon the skies opened up lashing the city with heavy rain. Sardarjung recorded 30.3 mm of rainfall between 8-30 a.m. and 5-30 p.m., while Palam received 23.8 mm of rain. The maximum temperature stood at 28.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was 26 degrees.

Many Delhiites welcomed the rain, as it brought relief from the muggy weather of the past few days.

It's Going To Be A Long Wet Season, Says Met Office The monsoon splashed its way into the record books on Sunday, hitting Delhi a full two weeks before its

The freakish summer in Delhi this year is officially set to end in a few days. According to Met officials, monsoon is expected to hit the city by next week, heralding the rainy season many days before its

IT'S HERE: The scene in Patna on Thursday soon after the city had the first shower of the monsoon. NEW DELHI: There is some good news for Delhi and surrounding areas. The India Meteorological Department on Thursday announced that the monsoon could arrive over the Capital and other parts of North-West India well ahead of the normal date of June 29.